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1960 Greenville Eight library sit-in... Jesse Jackson...

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July 17, 1960

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1960

* Greenville Eight - South Carolina
* African American students protest
* Library sit-in w/ Jesse Jackson
* Civil Rights movement

The top of page 19 has a brief and somewhat discrete report with a small one column heading: "Sitdown In A Library", with subhead: "Negroes Combat Segregation in South Carolina City". See images for a first report on the Greenville 8 - eight African American students who protested the segregated library in Greenville, South Carolina. One of the protestors was a young Jesse Jackson. This was his 1st encounter during the civil rights movement. The sit-in was a success as the library became integrated soon thereafter.  I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this event as other titles in our inventory do not. Very rare as such.
Complete with 64 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally in very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century